RCW227 Chevron Stencil
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TCW228: Herringbone Stencil

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Welcome to Stencil-a-Palooza!  Several days a week for the next month or so I'll be featuring one of my eighteen stencil designs for The Crafter's Workshop!  Each post comes with a giveaway.  Leave a comment answering the question-of-the-day and you might be the winner of that day's featured stencil in both 6x6 and 12x12!  Comments will remain open on this post for seventy-two hours.  The winner will be announced after that.  In the meantime, if you'd like to purchase any of the stencils there are many in-person and online shops to choose from (including my own little online shop).  See a complete list here.

Meet TCW228 Herringbone:

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It looks somewhat similar the chevron stencil that I posted yesterday:

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But there are a few noticeable differences that I thought we could discuss:

  • The chevron stencil is a series of pointed shapes stacked on each other.  The herringbone stencil is a series of off-set diagonal lines.
  • The chevron stencil is dense.  The herringbone stencil has a more airy quality because of the spaces between the herringbones.
  • The chevron stencil was designed to create an overall pattern.  The herringbone stencil was designed to create either an overall pattern or a single  stripe.
  • You can easily piece together a chevron background with the chevron stencil.  I'm not sure how you'd piece together a herringbone background since the pieces are disconnected.  So the chevron stencil is better for any sort of paper piecing.

A lot of people think of stencils as having to be used with paint or ink, but you can use many other materials.  Today I have a quick and fun tutorial for you on how to make these cool glittered circle embellishments.

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I've used them here on a layout:

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And to make this cute and quick card...

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...I simply punched the butterflies from some completed circles.

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Lots of different possibilities with this technique!  Check out the video to see the how-to!

Of course, you can get inky with this stencil:

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To win both the 6x6 and 12x12 versions of the Herringbone Stencil, answer the Question of the Day:

Who do you know who rocks stencils?  Leave a link to that person's blog/flickr/etc.

Just a reminder: To be eligible to win, you must post your comment in the comment section of this blog post.  You cannot post on Facebook or by replying to the e-mail (if you subscribe) in your inbox.  The reason for this is that I pick a winner via "random number generator" so I need a single list of comments.

Thanks for stopping by!

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